6pm 6 July

7-12 July

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Water Colour

Elis Taves

Featuring our relationship with water, the exhibition shows how water often alters our perspective as it displays the ever changing reflections of the world around us. Water is Elis’ source of inspiration, and she is interested in her relationship with water and water’s relationship with the earth.  She constantly investigates ways to work with still and moving images, leading to self-reflection linking past, present, and future experiences.  Water Colour endeavours to reignite that inherently human sense of fascination before a world much larger than ourselves. Monet’s paintings and Patrick Kavanagh’s poetry have inspired this journey’s starting point. Her work is experimental and collaborative. This is an ongoing project.

Internationally, images from the collection toured in France – Carrousel the Louvre, Belgium-, Finland – Ava Gallery, Japan – Osaka, Enoco Arts Centre and North and South America, Brazil – Bela; Biennial of European and Latin-American Contemporary Art, Casa França Brazil and Centro Cultural Dos Correios, Rio de Janeiro.

Exhibition curated by Tony Strickland

Elis Taves is a Fine Art Photographer, based in Ireland. She has studied Photography, Design and Arts Management. A Brazilian Cultural Ambassador in Ireland, she is a former President of Bray Camera Club. She’s inspired by the works of Man Ray and Salvador Dali. Since her last solo Dublin exhibition The Doors of Bahia (2013), Taves has been travelling to many countries to build her archive of Water Colour, investigating the materiality of the water. Her work has been exhibited in several countries including Ireland, France, Belgium, USA, Finland, Japan and Brazil.

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